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John December

Many Madisonians have long pined for a public market and a modern mass transit system. Meanwhile, roughly 80 miles away, Milwaukee has ticked both off of its to-do list. How did the city do it and what can Madison learn? Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

WPR’s Derailed podcast shares a lot about what happened to the proposed high-speed rail link between Milwaukee and Madison. But there’s more to the story. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

The deer population is exploding and the number of hunters keeps going down. Heroic efforts by the DNR and various hunting and fishing groups to recruit non-traditional groups have met with limited success. Read more

Citizen Dave 4 Comments

In an uncertain world it’s nice to know exactly where you’ll be just before sunrise on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Republicans in the state Senate have so completely rigged the system through gerrymandering and voter suppression that they believe they don’t have to act even on popular proposals or bother to tell the public why. It could be their downfall. Read more

Opinion

Senators write wonky plans. Mayors get stuff done. That’s why citizens should consider voting for people who have served as mayors for president. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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Momentum is building for efforts to allow players in the biggest college football and men’s basketball programs to get a bigger share of a billion-dollar industry. Enter the NCAA. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Are you with the bark up or bark down crowd? Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Now is the time for centrist Democrats who want to defeat Donald Trump to move on from Joe Biden so that either Amy Klobuchar or Pete Buttigieg have some chance at winning the nomination. Read more

Citizen Dave 42 Comments

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David Michael Miller

California has a new law, effective in 2023, that would allow players at all California schools to receive income for the use of their image and likeness. It’s unlikely Wisconsin will follow suit. Read more

Opinion 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is proposing a $40 wheel tax on car registrations in order to fund her transit plans and plug holes in her overall budget. Read more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Public Service Commission chair Rebecca Valcq and commissioner Mike Huebsch rejected a motion that they recuse themselves from a decision on the Cardinal-Hickory Creek Line. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

The opponents of stationing F-35s at Truax have the stronger arguments. Read more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

It might seem like a miracle today, but 30 years ago Democrats and Republicans came together to protect the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. Will politics ever again work so well? Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 5 Comments

The UW Athletic Department has hired a sports marketing firm to turn around declining season ticket sales and lower attendance at football games. Read more

Citizen Dave 7 Comments

There are a lot of college rankings out these days. But one thing is clear: increasing public investment in our public’s universities would be in everyone’s best interest Read more

Citizen Dave 4 Comments

Another football season is underway but one former fan won’t be watching. Read more

Citizen Dave 4 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Rebecca Cameron Valcq spent her career as a lawyer for WE Energies, the state’s largest utility. But ATC line opponents still thought she might vote with them. Read more

Opinion 3 Comments

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Dylan Brogan

Opinions on “Nails’ Tales” ran from loathing to indifference. But with no political controversy behind the work, the statue didn’t engender a public fight. Read more

Citizen Dave

American society is growing older, less healthy and less financially secure. So, what’s a boomer to do? Read more

Citizen Dave

Hizzoner argues his approach to Madison’s flood threat covers the “complexity” of the causes and solutions to flooding; a Catholic remains faithful through “poor leadership” of Bishop Morlino, who recently died. Read more

Feedback

Bill Keys was a widely respected Madison West high school English teacher and later a member of the Madison school board. While he was there the board tied itself in knots over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school d Read more

Opinion 7 Comments

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Rocky Marcoux, Milwaukee’s development commissioner, on riding The Hop: “It’s a hip way to get around.”

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Duke Welter, outreach coordinator of the Driftless Area Restoration Effort: “The impacts of floods are very different in places where we’ve restored the flood plain.”

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Luke Zahm, owner of the Driftless Café in Viroqua: “Trout fishing opens the door for people to come here.”

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Bill Baldon: “Fly fishing allows a deeper connection with the environment.”

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Kriss Marion buys some vegetables from vendor and supporter Jenny Bonde of Hollandale at the Mineral Point Farmers Market.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    A natural extrovert, Marion enjoys chatting with people at farmers’ markets, parades and rural fundraisers.